Italian Villa

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Project by Dansww posted 02-11-2008 05:50 AM 1526 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was allot of fun. Dan

-- Making Antiques for the Future

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#1 posted 02-11-2008 05:54 AM

Like this, Looks great, Like the wood and the design

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#2 posted 02-11-2008 06:00 AM

What kind of wood is it. Looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 02-11-2008 06:01 AM

This project looks gorgeous. Do you want to share any background on it (type of wood, how you finished it, did you fabricate all the pieces, etc.)

Thanks for the post. There are so many details about the project that are unique- the corbels, turned supports to mention a couple. I will say it again- this project looks gorgeous.

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#4 posted 02-11-2008 11:17 AM

Great project.

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#5 posted 02-11-2008 02:26 PM

Yeah, what Scott and Karson said….don’t leave us hanging LOL. It is a truely Italian villa looking project. Please fill in the details we are definitely curious.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#6 posted 02-11-2008 04:54 PM

I’m guessing Alder…nice kitchen!

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#7 posted 02-11-2008 05:57 PM

Well the wood is hand selected knotty Alder we distressed it to about 20%. Yes we made everything but the turnings and the corbels those we bought from Osborne Woodworking. This finish starts with two coats of water borne Polyurethane then we add black toner to some Polyurethane and apply it like a glazing, rolling the glazing on then wiping it off with a window squeegee. Sand with 120 grit and then two more coats of Polyurethane. After finish dries for about one week we hand rub with a paste wax. This takes time but well worth the effort. Dan

-- Making Antiques for the Future

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#8 posted 02-12-2008 06:38 PM

I’ll say it was worth it Dan it looks great. Thanks for the info, this is got to be one of the best old world kitchens I’ve seen. The distressing you did looks fantastic. Great work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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